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The Jewish State is an unusual place. It indicts its leaders and occasionally even locks them behind bars. Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav was found guilty of “rape, sexual harassment, committing an indecent act while using force, harassing a witness and obstruction of justice”. He was sentenced to seven years in prison. Veteran Israeli PM Ehud Olmert was convicted of two counts of bribery and was also sent to prison. Yesterday Israel’s attorney general published his decision to indict Mr Netanyahu on charges of bribery, fraud and breach of trust in connection with three cases.

Israel is tough on its leaders. It is certainly tougher than Britain that has so far failed to charge Tony Blair with war crimes or the USA that similarly failed to indict George Bush for launching an illegal war*. Yet Israel is far from an ethical realm. It is institutionally racist towards the indigenous people of the land as well as African immigrants, and it is also abusive to its poor. Israel is occasionally accused of gross war crimes. One may wonder why a criminal state with such an appalling record is so harsh with its leaders.

Zionism is one possible answer. Zionism, in its early days, was contemptuous of ‘the Jews.’ It promised to civilise the chosen people by means of ‘homecoming.’ The following comments weren’t made by Adolf Hitler or a member of the Nazi party but by some of the most dedicated early Zionists:

The wealthy Jews control the world, in their hands lies the fate of governments and nations. They set governments one against the other. When the wealthy Jews play, the nations and the rulers dance. One way or the other, they get rich.” (Theodor Herzl, Deutsche Zeitung, as cited by an Israeli documentary)

‘The Jew is a caricature of a normal, natural human being, both physically and spiritually. As an individual in society he revolts and throws off the harness of social obligations, knows no order nor discipline.’ (Our Shomer ‘Weltanschauung’, Hashomer Hatzair, December 1936, p.26. As cited by Lenni Brenner)

‘The enterprising spirit of the Jew is irrepressible. He refuses to remain a proletarian. He will grab at the first opportunity to advance to a higher rung in the social ladder.’ (The Economic Development of the Jewish People, Ber Borochov, 1916)

The harsh treatment of Israeli politicians by the Israeli media and judicial system is inspired by that Zionist promise. Israel wants to be ‘a state like all other states.’ It wants its politicians to be ethical and behave with dignity. But the Israeli people aren’t sure about the importance of such trappings. Mostly, they could care less whether the judicial system or the media approve of their leaders’ ethical records.

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Ariel Sharon’s political career didn’t come to an end after the massacre in Sabra and Shatila. The Kahan Commission that was formed to probe Israeli involvement in that colossal crime found that the IDF was indirectly responsible and that Sharon, who was then the Defense Minister, bore personal responsibility for the massacre. The commission recommended the removal of Sharon from his post as Defense Minister. These findings did not stop Sharon political career, as we know, he went on to become Israel’s prime minister a few years later.

Aryeh Deri, a prominent Israeli politician and king maker was convicted of taking bribes while serving as Interior Minister. He was given a three-year jail sentence in 2000. Of course Deri was able to return to politics, and was re-elected to the Knesset in 2013 and resumed his role as a key political player.

As much as early Zionism promised to change the people of Israel, the people themselves haven’t been keen of turning into something totally foreign to their true nature. Despite yesterday’s polls that suggest that Netanyahu’s support has dropped following the decision to indict him, it is likely that within a few days we will find that Netanyahu’s support is rising.

This response to findings of criminal behaviour enlightens the dialectical clash between what the Israelis ‘are’ and the image they insist upon attributing to themselves.

Israelis love to see themselves as a dignified Western civilisation guided by law and order. They avidly sell this image to the world; but in reality the Jewish state is a an abusive tribal ghetto ran by oligarchs and underworld characters. Israel is at least ‘democratic’ enough to bring this contradiction to light. Its parliament is saturated with enough convicted criminals that Wikipedia dedicated a page to them, titled “List of Israeli public officials convicted of crimes or misdemeanors”.

* Needless to mention, Israel sends its politicians to jail for bribery but also does not prosecute war crimes as much as it should.

(Republished from Gilad Atzmon by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel, Zionism 
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  1. Here is an article that looks at another Israeli running for office in the upcoming election:

    https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2019/02/benny-gantz-gazas-worst-nightmare.html

    This candidate will prove to be the Gaza’s worst nightmare should he be elected to office.

  2. anon[253] • Disclaimer says:

    is it just me?
    am I the only one?

    when I see a word like “dialectic” (or “ontological”) captioning something on a very broad-spectrum internet site chock full of unknown participants and lurkers, of all ages, skill levels, national and ethnic origins, I walk away. I zone out.

    is this dude teaching a bunch of 19-year olds in some pretentious propaganda mill, or is he talking to ordinary people and attempting to debunk propaganda?

    KISS, dude.

    Know your audience, dude.

    • Replies: @NoseytheDuke
  3. Yep, but also it might have to do with a more aggressive and less inhibited press than we have in the US. And of course the crimes are against fellow Jews.

  4. Israel is tough on its leaders. It is certainly tougher than Britain that has so far failed to charge Tony Blair with war crimes

    Israel is led by criminals who love their country. For at least 70 years, Britain has been led by criminals who loathe their country.

    • Replies: @Gordo
  5. @anon

    There’s always a dictionary, dude.

    • Agree: Iris
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  6. swamped says:

    The asterisk says it all:”Needless to mention, Israel sends its politicians to jail for bribery but also does not prosecute war crimes as much as it should.” As long as you’re plundering & strafing shegetzes you’re on safe ground in Israel (or wherever else you can get away with it in heathen territory). Just like you can traffic in shiksas all you want (one of Israel’s leading industries until too much publicity recently).But if you dare screw (either connotation) one of the tribe, your bacon (oink, oink) is fried!
    “As much as early Zionism promised to change the people of Israel, the people themselves haven’t been keen of turning into something totally foreign to their true nature”…instead, they’re more keen to turn their true nature into something very threatening to foreigners. “Despite yesterday’s polls that suggest that Netanyahu’s support has dropped following the decision to indict him, it is likely that within a few days we will find that Netanyahu’s support is rising”…as he directs his ire to another foreign population again, in Iran or Gaza or Europe or wherever. “This response to findings of criminal behaviour [of only one kind] enlightens the dialectical clash between what the Israelis ‘are’ and the image they insist upon attributing to”..the Other.
    “Israelis love to see themselves as a dignified Western civilisation guided by law and order”…at home; while they avidly sell-out this image in the world. “Israel is at least ‘democratic’ enough to bring this contradiction to light.” So give them a little credit, anyway – but no reprieve.

  7. Tsigantes says:

    The striking thing about the crimes Netanyahu is charged with is how trivial and Pollyannish they are compared to what he should be charged with. If I think this living outside Israel, I can only imagine what his diehard supporters think….

  8. Sean says:

    Man will become immeasurably stronger, wiser, and subtler; his body will become more harmonious, his movements more rhythmic, his voice more musical. The forms of life will become dynamically dramatic. The average human type will rise to the heights of an Aristotle, a Goethe, or a Marx. And above these heights, new peaks will rise.
    (Leon Trotsky)

    The Zionist enterprise was a Lamarckian one. The real popularizer if Zionism was Max Nordau, who identified the “asymmetry of face and cranium” so salient at “the varnishing day at the Paris Champs de Mars salon, or the opening of the Exhibition of the Royal Academy in London.” as stemming from the artistic mode. Nordau wanted to create ” Muskeljudentum, and described Jews of the Diaspora thusly :

    In the narrow Jewish street our poor limbs soon forgot their gay movement; in the dimness of sunless houses our eyes began to blink shyly; the fear of constant persecution turned our powerful voices into freighted whispers, which rose in a crescendo only when our martyrs on the stakes cried out their dying prayers…. at last we are allowed space for our bodies to live again. Let us take up our oldest traditions; let us once more become deep-chested, sturdy, sharp-eyed men

    Military Zionism owes its existence to Muscular Judaism as championed by Nordau. The Kibutz was a place where as a folk song of put it those working the land would “buildand be built”. Educated Jews did heavy manual labour , and apart from agriculture the Kibutz were places where idealistic Jews were taught to fight in the Special Night Squads that raided Arab villages. According to Israeli military historian Martin van Creveld, the training included “… how to kill without compunction, how to interrogate prisoners by shooting every tenth man to make the rest talk; and how to deter future terrorists by pushing the heads of captured ones into pools of oil and then freeing them to tell the story”.

    Despite yesterday’s polls that suggest that Netanyahu’s support has dropped following the decision to indict him, it is likely that within a few days we will find that Netanyahu’s support is rising.

    This response to findings of criminal behaviour enlightens the dialectical clash between what the Israelis ‘are’ and the image they insist upon attributing to themselves.

    Israelis love to see themselves as a dignified Western civilisation guided by law and order.

    Well the Ashkenazim (with their hereditary muscle disorders that are part of the reason why they are genetically more intelligent) seem quite nice people, but Israel is increasingly a land of Muskeljudentum non-Ashkenazim as evidenced by Netanyahu’s strongest support in his recent troubles coming from the the SHAS Party. The strength of Israel is in the Sephardim, but they need a Ashkenazim to lead them. There is no dialectical clash between what the Israelis ‘are’ and what they think they are, it is a real confrontation between Jewish communities within Israel. Treating the Palestinians better is not going to cure Jews like Moshe Katsav of their atavistic nature any more than hard manual labouring in the fields made the idealistic Ashkenazim into Paul Newman.

    • Replies: @Wally
  9. Tom Welsh says:

    “The Jewish State is an unusual place. It indicts its leaders and occasionally even locks them behind bars”.

    Which is hardly surprising, since most people who rise to high political office (in any country) tend to be criminals – or at the very least callous and cruel.

    What really is surprising, as Mr Atzmon observes, is how rarely other countries see fit to prosecute their political leaders, even when they commit glaringly obvious crimes.

    As Howard Scott accurately remarked, “A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation”. (Or, one might add, enough influence to launch a campaign for political power).

  10. Regarding why corrupt Israel surprises us by prosecuting its own leaders sometimes –

    Before he ended up suddenly dead in Florida USA, exiled Israeli journalist Barry Chamish (1952-2016), always pointed out a corruption back-story behind such criminal charges

    For example, Chamish attributed the bizarre Moshe Katsav indictment, to how Katsav had been an impediment to the machinations of the even-more-connected Shimon Peres

    Canadian Jew Henry Makow speaks often of the vicious rivalry in Jewry between the ‘globalist’ Jews typified by George Soros, and the ‘nationalist-zionist’ Jews typified by Netanyahu, who has recently making waves by his alliances with European right-wing parties, who are associated in many Jewish minds with ‘anti-semitism’

    The prosecution of Netanyahu, can be seen as artillery fire by the Soros-type camp, which thinks Netanyahu has really gone too far linking himself with Viktor Orbán and so on

    One recalls the famous ‘anti-semitic’ tweet of Netanyahu’s son Yair against Soros, using the infamous ‘happy merchant’ jewish caricature
    http://images.jpost.com/image/upload/q_60/391963

  11. Anonymous[253] • Disclaimer says:
    @NoseytheDuke

    “inquiry into metaphysical contradictions and their solutions.”

    “also known as the dialectical method, is at base a discourse between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject but wishing to establish the truth through reasoned arguments.”

    “the art of investigating or discussing the truth of opinions.”

    “a term used to describe a method of philosophical argument that involves some sort of contradictory process between opposing sides.” [the key phrase: Israelis contradict themselves, or Israeli behavior contradicts its profession of virtue]

    synonyms: reasoning, argumentation, contention, logic;

  12. Wally says:
    @Sean

    said:
    “Well the Ashkenazim (with their hereditary muscle disorders that are part of the reason why they are genetically more intelligent)”

    – hereditary insanity too:
    Scientists Discover Gene That Predisposes Ashkenazi Jews to Schizophrenia
    Variations of the DNST3 gene make Ashkenazi Jews 40 percent more likely to develop schizophrenia and similar diseases.’
    : https://www.haaretz.com/.premium-ashkenazi-gene-increases-schizophrenia-1.5294333

    Does the strong Jew tendency towards mental illness assist in their ‘holocaust’ fantasies?:https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12239

    – More intelligent? Hardly. If Jews were really “more intelligent” they would have conjured up a better, more believable story than their impossibly fake & stupid ‘6,000,000 & gas chambers’.

    http://www.codoh.com

  13. smokey says:

    “Israelis love to see themselves as a dignified Western civilisation guided by law and order. ”

    There is no dialectical clash between what the Israelis ‘are’ and what they think they are, it is a real confrontation between Jewish communities within [email protected] Sean..

    Rivalry in Jewry between the ‘globalist’ Jews typified by George Soros, and the ‘nationalist-zionist’ Jews typified by Netanyahu,(@ 10. Brabantian) over who should be king of the mountain?

    far from wishful interspection, its defensive propaganda..
    not guided by rule of law, but abusing the rule of law to
    continue, enforce and support own it all, take it all, abuse
    it all system economics a system not limited to Jews or to
    Israel, its real hot beds are in London, France and USA.

  14. Gordo says:
    @Johnny Rottenborough

    Israel is tough on its leaders. It is certainly tougher than Britain that has so far failed to charge Tony Blair with war crimes

    Israel is led by criminals who love their country. For at least 70 years, Britain has been led by criminals who loathe their country.

    Wonder what passport Tony is carrying these days?

  15. Ron T says:

    That’s the typical Gilad Atzmon and his Jewish-centric nonsense. Do you know another country that prosecuted its leaders for war crimes unless they were defeated and unseated by a new polity?

  16. APilgrim says:

    I expect support for Israel to plummet, particularly among conservatives & Evangelicals and republicans.

  17. Roy says:

    I am not very convinced by the validity Israeli prosecutorial practices. Lacking the tradition of a grand jury to bring forth a prosecution and the practice of trial by jury, the system is very deep-state biased. Evidence in these high profile cases always fails to completely convince, yet the language of air-tight cases is always applied to them (“corruption”, “bribery”, “rape”, etc.).

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